Tuesday, May 29, 2012


the sexy + creative babes at sugarhigh + lovestoned have always been inspirations to me. the obvious is their artistry. the things they find beautiful and the way they express that beauty. but it's the balance of fierceness and fire with cool, calm, earthiness that i find the most worthy of comment. these girls totally rock. so when they asked me to create a guest playlist for them, i was simply flattered. the rest of what follows is their vision. enjoy.


A mix-tape for those warm summer nights, desert road-trips, sunset sixers, bonfires, gypsies, van-campers, star-gazers, lovers, moonshiners + best friends.

We are completely hooked on our dear friend Mary's new Blog "The Cedra Sessions". So much that we had to ask her to create our next SH+LS Mixtape - either that or we were going to steal one of hers!! The Cedra Sessions is our latest outlet for discovering great tunes, hawt band boys + new playlists that keep us going through our crazy Lovestoned work days... enjoy!

1. Stubborn Love /// The Lumineers
2. Mountain Sound /// Of Monsters and Men
3. Heartbreaker /// Alabama Shakes
4. Runner Ups /// Kurt Vile
5. When the Night Comes /// Dan Auerbach
6. So Far Around the Bend /// The National
7. Tamer Animals /// Other Lives
8. One Day /// Sharon Van Etten
9. Where Wolf /// Breathe Owl Breathe
10. Ohio /// honeyhoney
11. Good Morning, Magpie /// Murder By Death
12. That's What's Up /// Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
13. Nancy from Now On /// Father John Misty
14. Gotta Cheer Up /// Cotton Jones

Sunday, May 27, 2012


///photo credit: second photo by joshua black wilkins; pic in the woods from SPIN magazine online; all others found on tumblr///

just when you may have thought that music has started to feel a little soft or lackluster, enter "alabama shakes". formed out of athens, alabama in 2009, this american rock band is overflowing with soul and intensity. their debut album, 'boys and girls', showcases the grit + soul that oozes from every note that comes out of lead singer brittany howard. after spending much of the year touring festivals around the united states, "alabama shakes" has become the talk of the town at SXSW and other venues. turn the volume up + click play below to hear a sampling. i promise you won't be able to sit still.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


i've just spent the last hour getting completely lost in my friend chloe's blog "born to be wild". i love her eye for beauty + her free-spirited wanderlust. i have to share one of her most recent posts honoring the tambourine shaking beauty, miss stevie nicks.



Listening to Wild Heart on repeat + wishing my favorite gypsy rockstar a very happy birthday today   Cheers to the mystic mama behind the velvet fringe kimono, top hat + tambourine with the husky ethereal voice that makes us weak in the knees. Your voice has guided me through the brightest + darkest of days. Thank you for the constant + timeless inspiration 
rock on Stevie

 ///to go to 'born to be wild' and see all the beauty + magic for yourself click >>> here <<< ///